The exhibition opened to a crowd of new and familiar faces who were on hand for the reception on Friday evening, September 14th. Among a number of speakers at the reception, Chris Murtha, Director of Exhibitions for The Horticultural Society of New York expressed his gratitude to the artists. "We owe a big thank you to the artists for their amazing work, for continuing the tradition of botanical art and for moving it forward in new and exciting ways". Robin Jess, Executive Director, American Society of Botanical Artists welcomed the guests. "We are here to celebrate the artists who are inspired by the beauty of the plant world...their art is linked to a love of the natural world and dedicated to representing it realistically...but the best of the works never forget that they are art with a capital "A"!
Carol Woodin, Exhibitions Director for ASBA presented the following awards.
The Horticultural Society of New York Best in Show
ASBA Eleanor Wunderlich Award for Excellence
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Award for a Print or Drawing
Monika E. deVries Gohlke
Sierra Dawn Lily
New York Central Art Supply Award
Tasmanian Blue Gum
Ursus Books and Prints Award
Northern Red Oak and Gray Birch
Congratulations to all the artists and award winners!
Can't make it to New York? Visit the ASBA website for coverage of the exhibition including a list of artists whose works are included, interviews with the artists featuring the stories behind their work, images of the art, information about classes and events in conjunction with the exhibition and photos of the opening reception. http://www.asba-
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ASBA at 866-691-9080 / ASBA@aol.com / www.asba-art.org or
The Hort at 212-757-0915 x121 / email@example.com / www.thehort.org